Central West businesses with involvement in the wedding industry have joined an online video campaign to inform the region they are committed to working around COVID-19 restrictions.
The video, devised by Bespoke Country Weddings and produced by The Studio Door, features contributions from a number of small regional businesses and creatives, including Bathurst's Greer Films, Momentum and Ivory Rose Botanicals.
Since they last spoke to the Western Advocate, Greer Films co-owners Pat Greer and Mo Standen have expanded their tailored digital media trade into weddings, and want to inform couples that they can still plan for their special day amidst the restrictions.
"The point of the video is to show we're all still here and ready to help couples plan their perfect wedding, even if they have to wait for it," Ms Standen said.
"We wanted to reassure couples that they can still experience that same excitement of planning for a wedding," Mr Greer added.
Greer Films contribute to weddings through multi-layered video production, graphic design and a free 'to-do' list to assist in the planning process.
Ms Standen said the pair has been understanding with all clients who have wished to postpone their wedding.
"This situation is no one's fault, and we're helping everyone out as much as we can," she said.
"We aim to help couples alleviate the stress that comes with the planning process."
Mr Greer and Ms Standen have faced their own challenges with COVID-19, balancing their time between the business and caring for their young family.
"We've got lots of concepts and ideas that we want to explore, but it's all about managing our time around our sons, who we've kept away from day care as a precaution due to Mo's chronic lung condition," Mr Greer said.
"The time in isolation has allowed us to look at expanding our graphic design and social media side of things to ensure we can offer services to small businesses remotely," Ms Standen added.
Greer Films produced their own segment for the video as well as Momentum's, and member Lauren Hagney said her and Dave enjoy their association with Mr Greer and Ms Standen.
"Pat and Mo have produced most of our music videos, and we were thrilled to join them for this project," Ms Hagney said.
"We too rely heavily on the local wedding industry and there's many vendors ready to suit people's needs as restrictions ease."